Four years ago, I was a freshman in Brooklyn Technical high school. I remember going home and crying on the phone with my best friend the first few weeks of school because I missed her so much. I remember telling her that I wish it was junior high school again where we didn’t have to worry about anything. I told her that I hated all the work and stress in high school. I hated the unfriendly environment. It felt like it was impossible to find new friendships that are comparable to the one I had with her. Up to this day, I still believe that there is no other friendship that can replace the one I have with my best friend. Yet, I didn’t run home to call and cry to her after my first few weeks of classes at Baruch. I realize that although Baruch is very different from my junior high and high school, it still provides a lot of opportunities.
From the first day, I can tell that Baruch can offer a lot to me. All the worries I had for high school didn’t bother me when I entered Baruch. I didn’t have to worry about issues with finding friends or fitting in. I was placed in a “LC” which allows me to study with the same group of students in many classes. In fact, I already made a lot of friends. Next, I didn’t have to worry about classes because there are unlimited resources at Baruch. There are so many programs and centers provided to aid me. I feel really welcomed and comfortable. The transition is so easy that I am able to focus more on what I want to do for the next nest for year at Baruch instead of having to worry if I will be able to make it.
For the upcoming semesters, I hope to become engaged in as many events as I can. I want to become involved in this helping community. Aside from doing well in my classes and obtaining a degree, I want to be able to meet many people and hear about their experiences at Baruch. I believe that instead of crying to my best friend, I will be bragging to her the wonderful experience I have at Baruch.